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Two vs. two volleyball, Spanish Banks East, Spanish Banks, English Bay, Salish Sea, Vancouver, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

Seasons: summer (LAPC)

Above/featured: Beach volleyball at Spanish Banks: Vancouver, Canada – 18 Jul 2013.

So then, July 2020 is the month of “seasons” for LAPC, and the theme begins in current (northern) summer.

For me, summer largely represents deep blues and greens, a time of year with long hot days and short comfortable nights. It’s an opportunity to observe early sunrises to the northeast, and relatively late sunsets to the northwest. In languages with which I’m most familiar, the word “summer” also appears as:

  • Chinese: 夏季
  • French: l’été
  • German: der Sommer
  • Spanish: el verano

ONE

The Ligurian Riviera is a stretch of Italian coastline next to the Ligurian Sea which includes the section between Genoa and La Spezia. In town for a science meeting, hanging out by the Rapallo shoreline by early-evening light is a pleasant way to start the week. The Castello di Rapallo (Rapello Castle) appears at centre.

Rapallo Castle Castello di Rapallo, Ligurian coast, Ligurian Riviera, Italian Riviera, Liguria, Ligurian Sea, Rapallo, Genova, Italy, fotoeins.com

Rapallo shoreline with the old castle at centre – 18 Jun 2008.


TWO

Summer here in Sweden means the cities’ citizens will soon leave north for the back-country, leaving the metropolitan areas relatively quiet and empty. But there’s just enough open for me to make a little bit of sense of what it’s like to spend the first week of summer in Stockholm. But also, there are many islands, and nowhere enough time, except a day trip on the Baltic Sea to Vaxholm town on the island of Vaxön.

Stockholms skärgård, Stockholm archipelago, Waxholmsbolaget ferry, Baltic Sea, Stockholm, Sweden, fotoeins.com

Among the islands of the Stockholm archipelago in the Baltic Sea – 26 Jun 2008.


THREE

Inside Hamburg, enjoying summer days means alternative modes on waters of the Alster: canoe, kayak, sailboat, or even, a ferry boat. Someone else gets the honour of driving the ferry I’m on, but I admit I’m envious of the two in the canoe.

summer, Alster, Hamburg, Germany, Deutschland, fotoeins.com

Hamburg Alster – 28 June 2010.


FOUR

An early summer sunrise is an occasion where you might get Prague’s Charles Bridge all to yourself, until everybody else gets the message. As much as the illuminated view west to the Castle and Petrin hill is worth remembering, I look back at the rising sun to the norhteast, and align the “sightline” towards the starry halo on top of the statue for Saint John of Nepomuk. As Prague is famous for its two defenestrations, Saint John of Nepomuk is known for “depontication.”

St. John of Nepomuk, Svatý Jan Nepomucký, Charles Bridge, Karluv most, Prague, Prag, Praha, Czech Republic, fotoeins.com

Early summer morning on Charles Bridge – 28 Jul 2013.


I made all photos above with a Canon EOS450D/Rebel XSi in 2008, 2010, and 2013; alle Fotoaufnahmen sind mit Wasserzeichen versehen worden. Acknowledgements go to Amy for LAPC no.104 for the week of 4-11 Jul 2020. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-ibC.

四季 – Quatre Saisons – Vier Jahrezeiten – Quatro Estaciones

•   Summer.
•   Spring.
•   Autumn.
•   Winter.

14 Responses to “Seasons: summer (LAPC)”

  1. Amy

    Summer is beautiful via your lens. It’s wonderful to see the deep blues and greens of summer, early sunrises and short comfortable night in different part of the world. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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    • fotoeins

      I’m certain there’ll be a lot of similar themes and colours among others who participate in this month-long seasons theme. I’m also interested in seeing what different interpretations might come about for each season. Thanks for your comment, Amy!

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    • fotoeins

      My first-ever trip to Italy was a week-long conference in Rapallo, followed by an entire Saturday in the Cinque Terre. No surprise that the Mediterranean weather in June was beautiful and very warm. Thanks for your comment and for stopping by, Cornelia!

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    • fotoeins

      I’ve been lucky to collect a few miles and accompanying photographs along the way. 😉 Thanks for your comment, Tina!

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    • fotoeins

      I’m glad the image at Prague’s Charles Bridge was one to motivate you further for our northern summer. For the few days I spent each in Stockholm and Købnhavn in the week following summer solstice, I liked how the days were bright and long. Admittedly, it messed with my day-night cycle, but it was totally worth it. (I’d like to visit Helsinki and Oslo to complete the 4 capitals on the mainland.) Thanks for your comment, Ann-Christine!

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